Over 200,000 man hours and 24,500 square feet of composite material went into the design and build of the first Princess 40M. As with all Princess Yachts, the construction process is state-of-the-art with the finest machinery and the most skilled craftsmen in the world. The entire hull is resin-infused resulting in a strong platform, but lighter weight for better performance.
Starting at the rear of the yacht, there is a 10’ swim platform adjacent to the tender and toy garage that is cleverly known as a ‘teak beach club’. Owners have the opportunity here to use the swim platform to lounge in the sun or as a place to launch into the water with scuba gear. The garage has plenty of room for a tender, jet ski’s, diving equipment, and all of your water toys on board. Teak staircases lead up both sides from the garage to the amazing aft cockpit which features U-shaped seating with two pedestal tables for al fresco dining along with a convenient wet bar.
As you walk in through the salon, guests are welcomed with a small lobby which can make a perfect greeting area for large parties or gatherings in the salon. The beam of the Princess 40M is 26’ 4” which gave the designers the opportunity to create spacious, open rooms, but Princess took this space a step further by adding port and starboard balconies that drop down and create an outside patio literally on the side of the yacht. Adjacent to the salon seating is the formal dining area which can comfortably seat eight people. The panoramic windows in the dining space provide excellent views and there is plenty of room for serving and pouring cocktails.
Overnight accommodations on the Princess 40M will have guests never wanting to leave. The standard layout offers five staterooms each with their own en suite head that can sleep 12 guests. The owner’s suite is found forward on the main deck and stretches the entire beam. The master stateroom is almost 600 square feet and is lined with big windows and lots of room to walk around. The king-sized berth is in the middle of the room in front of a hidden flatscreen television. There are two separate heads inside the owner’s suite with separate sinks as well as a spa tub in one and a walk-in shower in the other.
Princess chose a popular propulsion package for the 40M so owners could cruise comfortably and efficiently, but also have some speed if needed. Twin MTU V12 4000 M93L 3508hp diesel engines power the 40M can cruise at 20-21 knots and reach a top-end speed of over 23 knots. When dropped down to 10 knots, owners can expect a range of over 2,000 nautical miles.